Will Forster

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate in Woking, Deputy Mayor of Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Re-elected – Thank You!

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I was delighted to have been re-elected as South Woking’s County Councillor on 4th May – I want to say a big thank you to all the voters of South Woking for continuing to place their faith in me and sending me back to County Hall with an increased majority. I received 2271 votes (54%) […]

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Surrey schools to lose £37 million by 2020

by willforster on 16 March, 2017

On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have launched a campaign against school funding cuts in Surrey. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that Surrey schools will lose over £37 million in real terms by 2020 – the equivalent of losing almost 1,000 teachers. The Conservative Government are cutting funding to schools […]

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New Year roadworks on Egley Road

by willforster on 8 December, 2015

Users of the A320 between Guildford and Woking are unlikely to have a happy New Year thanks to Southern Gas Networks – who will be doing roadworks on the section of the road between Barnsbury and Mayford for 6 weeks from 4th January. Southern Gas are planning to replace sections of the gas main under […]

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Hoe Valley School plans approved

by willforster on 28 October, 2015

Last week, the Hoe Valley School got planning permission for its permanent home on Egley Road. Before the Planning Committee debated the application, I was able to relay the feedback I have had as the local County Councillor – and it is was tough balancing act, as the majority of residents supported the school but opposed the leisure centre part […]

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Reporting back on July’s Full County Council

by willforster on 14 July, 2015

At today’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I proposed two motions – one was successful and the other unsuccessful – so the meeting ended as score draw between us and the Conservatives. Social Workers Firstly, the Lib Dem Group proposed a motion calling for action to be taken by the Council to […]

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Play Area Opens in Barnsbury

by willforster on 7 July, 2015

I am pleased to report that after much delay, Woking Borough Council finally opened the new play area off Willow Way in Barnsbury yesterday. Despite being built in the 1950s, Barnsbury has never had a single play area of its own – but thanks to my fellow Lib Dem Councillor for the area and I […]

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Hoe Valley School Plans Submitted

by willforster on 25 June, 2015

A planning application for construction of the permanent home for the Hoe Valley School on land adjacent Egley Road has been submitted to Woking Borough Council for its consideration. Facilities for the new school would comprise two teaching wings, a main hall, dining and reception areas – and a sports field.  Leisure facilities, for use by […]

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Election Results

by willforster on 11 June, 2015

My Lib Dem colleagues and I always thought the elections in May were going to be tough for us, but in the words of Nick Clegg – the results have been immeasurably more crushing and unkind than I could ever have feared. Nationally, I was very sad that many good Lib Dem MPs lost their […]

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Outcome of the parking review

by willforster on 28 March, 2015

Following my previous post about a parking review into on-street parking restrictions, following the consultation and review – Surrey County Council has decided to implement all bar one of the proposed new parking restrictions. Due the number of objections and nature of comments received, the Council will not install any further parking restrictions outside St Johns the […]

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Permanent site for the Hoe Valley School

by willforster on 10 March, 2015

Earlier today, I attended the announcement by Woking Borough Council that it believes the permanent site of the Hoe Valley School should be off Egley Road in Mayford. The Council has come to the view that there is no other viable option other than to build the secondary school in the Green Belt.  If that […]

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